Hall certainly hung in there with the big dogs.
I've been impressed with the things that he has been saying about his training and racing. He seems like a pretty grounded, humble guy. He knows he has more to learn, but also has the confidence that he belongs with the absolute best marathoners in the world.
So now I start to wonder, if he does it right, how fast can he go a couple of years down the road? Very exciting prospect for a fan of US distance running.